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Blancco Examines Role of Data Erasure in Cloud Computing Security at Premier IT Gathering

November 6, 2012

ATLANTA, Georgia, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global leader in data erasure and computer
reuse solutions, is serving as a key sponsor at Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012
[http://www.misti.com/default.asp?page=65&Return=70&ProductID=4985&LS=cloud ], November
7-8, in Orlando, Florida. At Booth 1, Blancco will highlight the critical role data
erasure plays in securing cloud data. Blancco will also offer conference attendees its
recently updated white paper [http://www.blancco.com/us/solution-for-data-centre ], “Data
Erasure Solutions for Data Center and Cloud Computing Security.” The paper discusses how
certified, auditable and automated data erasure protects information on equipment slated
for reuse or retirement, while also supporting erasure of virtual machines (VMs) and
logical units in active environments.

“While much focus was previously placed on pulling data into the cloud, growing
attention is now given to securing this data when it exits, as when a customer changes its
service provider or a data center [http://www.blancco.com/us/solution-for-data-centre ]
upgrades data-rich equipment,” said Markku Willgren, president of US Operations, Blancco.
“As we celebrate our 15th anniversary [http://www.blancco.com/15-years ] at this
security-minded event, Blancco is proud to demonstrate how we’re helping a diverse IT
customer base address issues like Big Data and targeted removal of data on active systems,
while streamlining implementation of erasure best practices.”

Attendees of Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012 can join Blancco at Booth 1 to hear
how its centralized, efficient data erasure tools automate data removal for a wide range
of hardware and complex data center storage configurations. Not only do the tools protect
information and investments in costly equipment that can be reused or resold, they provide
a detailed erasure report, which is essential for working in regulated industries.

In addition, attendees can pick up a copy of the recently update white paper, “Data
Erasure Solutions for Data Center and Cloud Computing Security.” The paper details how
Blancco tools automate erasure for various physical and logical scenarios in the cloud,
such as increasingly popular VM environments. VMs present a challenge for data centers
because erasure must be accomplished in an online environment without impacting other VMs
on the same hardware – a task that Blancco supports.

To meet with a Blancco representative at Cloud Security Alliance, please visit us at
booth #1. For a free download of the white paper, visit


About Blancco

Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As
the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most
certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a
wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The
company’s products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world.
Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across
Europe, North America, Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is
available at http://www.blancco.com.

        Media Contact:

        Monica Shaw

        Blancco Oy Ltd
        Markku Willgren, President, US Operations

SOURCE Blancco Oy Ltd.

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